Position Description

Ram Welcome Leaders are the primary mentors and role models for new students, families and guests during Ram Welcome.

Click here for the full 2017 Ram Welcome Leader Position Description.

  • Students who hold the following positions are ineligible to apply (due to conflicting time commitments and overlapping responsibilities):
    • 2017-2018 Resident Assistants and Inclusive Community Assistants
    • 2017-2018 Residence Hall Community Desk Staff Members and Community Desk Managers
    • 2017-2018 Residence Hall Association (RHA)/National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Officers
    • 2017-2018 SLiCE Student Staff Members
    • 2017-2018 Key Communities Mentors
    • 2017-2018 Global Village Mentors
    • Fall 2017 Bookstore Rush Workers
  • Students who are employed by a Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS) Office for the 2017-2018 academic year ARE eligible to apply, but must contact respective supervisor and Orientation & Transition Programs in order to discuss potential conflicts.
  • Students who are active members or elected officials in ASCSU for 2017-2018 are eligible to apply, but must contact Orientation & Transition Programs to discuss returning from the fall ASCSU Retreat in time for fall Ram Welcome Leader Training.
  • Additionally, students who have already served as a Ram Welcome Leader for two consecutive fall Ram Welcome programs are ineligible to apply for the position.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Attend and fully participate in all Ram Welcome Leader training events and activities.  
  • Assist new first-year students in developing academic effectiveness, peer relationships and personal adjustment to CSU through small and large group discussions, individual peer interactions and large-scale programming.
  • Serve as the primary workforce behind the implementation of 2017 Ram Welcome by guiding and connecting and serving as a resource to new students throughout the program as well as be knowledgeable about ALL Ram Welcome programs and events.
  • Work collaboratively and closely with Orientation Leaders, Ram Welcome Leader Team and Residence Life Staff (Resident Assistants) to ensure that students are aware of and attending Ram Welcome events as required.
  • Lead a small group of students through the Ram Welcome experience by setting a positive tone, creating excitement and energy for Ram Welcome programs, and having informal discussions with students regarding the transition to CSU.
  • Facilitate structured small group meetings with a group of new students formally through group meetings as well as informally over group meals during program.
  • Create an excellent, world-class customer experience for new students, family members and guests attending the Ram Welcome program.
  • Develop and demonstrate team leadership, responsibility and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity/appreciation of difference in new students and within the 2017 Ram Welcome Leader Team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

If you have any questions, contact Keith Lopez at keith.lopez@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6011.